diggings

plural noun
dig·​gings | \ ˈdi-giŋz How to pronounce diggings (audio) \

Definition of diggings

1 : a place of excavating especially for ore, metals, or precious stones
2 : material dug out
b chiefly British : lodgings for a student

First Known Use of diggings

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Diggings.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diggings. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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